In this article, you will learn how to create a cleaning procedure in 6 steps.
The cleaning procedure is the core center of any cleaning validation. It is the most important element to consider in cleaning process efficacy, specifically in large systems that may employ semi-automatic or fully automatic clean-in-place (CIP) systems since they represent a significant concern. Therefore, the specificity of the cleaning procedure being validated must be examined in conjunction with the design documentation. Learn how to write a cleaning procedure according to the FDA expectations 21 CFR 211.67.
Step 1. Document the critical cleaning steps even then simple or complex cleaning procedures are required.
Step 2. The cleaning procedures must include specific documentation on the equipment itself which includes information about who cleaned it and when is valuable.
Step 3. However, for relatively simple cleaning operations, the mere documentation that the overall cleaning procedure was performed might be sufficient.
Step 4. The history of the cleaning procedure, residue levels found after cleaning, and variability of test results may suggest the amount of documentation required.
Step 5. The cleaning procedure must consider when variable residue levels are detected following cleaning, particularly for a process that is believed to be acceptable, one must establish the effectiveness of the process and operator performance.
Step 6. When operator performance is deemed a problem, evaluation, and investigation with more extensive documentation (guidance) and training may be required to improve the cleaning procedures and the operator’s results.
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Option 1. You can create a great procedure, using a template.
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